Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali

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Vincenzo Nibali (born November 14, 1984 in Messina) is an Italian Professional road bicycle racer who rides for Liquigas cycling team on the UCI ProTour. Born near the Strait of Messina, Nibali's nickname is the "shark of the strait" His first major win came at the 2006 GP Ouest-France, where he beat an impressive field on a tough course. However, experts such as Michele Bartoli have said Nibali is most suited to competing in multi-stage races. Nibali's biggest win to date is the overall in the 2010 Vuelta a España.

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Vincenzo Nibali was born in 1984 on November 14, the son of Salvatore and Giovanna. In order to become a cyclist, he left his hometown Messina and moved to Tuscany at the age of sixteen. For ten months of the year, he lived in the house of his ex-directeur sportif, Carlo Franceschi, in Mastromarco, near Lamporecchio, where he still lives.

Nibali finished third at the Junior World Time Trial Championship in 2002 and also third at the U-23 World Time Trial Championship in 2004. He turned professional in 2005 with Fassa Bortolo.

Nibali wore the leader's pink jersey in the 2010 Giro d'Italia after his team won the stage 4 team time trial, later won the 14th stage and eventually finished third behind his teammate Ivan Basso and David Arroyo. Later in the season, Nibali won the Vuelta a España without...
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